Eliza Dushku is an American actress best known for her many roles in television series which has earned her a staggering wealth. The Massachusetts born actress is probably best known for her impeccable portrayal of Faith in the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”.
Like most artists these days, she is on Twitter as @elizadushku where she interacts with fans and gives some outlook on the many things that she is involved with.
She was born on December 30, 1980, to an Albanian father and a Danish and English descent mother, who are both teachers and professors in Massachusetts. Eliza attended Beaver Country Day School before graduating from Watertown High School. She studied piano, drums, and several types of dance (jazz, tap, and ballet).
Movies and TV Shows
Eliza has been a very prominent figure in the entertainment industry since 1992. Her previous acting experience includes numerous amateur presentations at the Watertown Children’s Theater where she was part of the company since she was in the first grade. She started her acting career as a twelve-year-old in the movie That Night.
Her role in That Night paved way for a successful career with her role as Faith Lehane on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her impeccable acting in the series took her character from a minor role to one of the leading characters of the show. Again, Eliza relived the role of Faith in the spinoff series Angels. This portrayal is one of the major resources that earned her millions of dollars.
Apart from television, Eliza has also appeared in many major Hollywood movies such as True Lies, The Alphabet Killer, The Kiss, Dear Albania, The Scribbler and more.
Her other notable television appearance was in the series Tru Calling where she portrayed the lead character “Tru”. Till date, Eliza has made appearances in more than twenty television series and more than thirty movies.
In addition to acting, she is sometimes seen on stage at the Children’s Theater signing for the deaf.
Eliza Dushku Net Worth
The passionate and talented actress has earned millions of fans from her acting journey and is one of the most popular television actresses of today. All the aforementioned projects have obviously added to her net worth in an extensive manner.
As of 2017, Eliza’s net worth is put at approximately $12 million, most of which was amassed from her acting career which involves both television and movies.
Another major source of her wealth is the revenues from her own production company named “Boston Diva Productions” where she also serves as the CEO. Eliza currently lives in Boston.
A Peek Into Her Love Life
Talking about her personal life, Eliza has had a couple of relationships. She was in a five years-long relationship with a basketball player, Rick Fox, which ended in 2014.
Before then she was rumoured to have been with actor Seth Macfarlane and film producer Brent Bolthouse for a short duration.
In June 2017, 36-year-old Eliza confirmed her engagement to 53-year-old businessman Peter Palandjian. Peter Palandjian is a former professional tennis player and currently a businessman at the Real Estate Corporation.
Eliza’s Sexual Assault Story
Eliza Dushku once brought sexual assault allegations against famous stunt coordinator Joel Kramer. According to her, he sexually molested her when she was 12 years old during the filming of True Lies. Dushku had been the daughter of the characters played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis and, Kramer was the film’s stunt coordinator.
She also alleged that she did tell an adult about the molestation and after Kramer was confronted by the adult he intentionally injured her, breaking her ribs, in a stunt that went wrong during the filming of the film’s Harrier Jet scene. She let out the details in a Facebook post and Kramer has denied them.
A philanthropist by heart, Eliza actively serves as one of the boards of directors of an organization named “THRIVEGulu” which works towards bettering the lives of war survivors in Northern Uganda.
For her activism in social welfare, Eliza has been honoured by Millennium Campus Network as a Global Generation Award winner. In addition, this diva is also an honorary citizen of Albania as well as Tirana. This multiple times “Teen Choice Award” nominee is also honoured with the title of Tirana Ambassador of Culture and Tourism in the World.
Quick Facts about the Actress
Full Name: Eliza Patricia Dushku
Height: 5ft 5 in
Weight: 52 kg
Ethnicity: Danish, English, Albanian
Date of Birth: December 30, 1980
Place of Birth: Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
Education: George Washington University
Marital status: Single
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Eliza Dushku net worth: $12 million